Lindsay Sandiford Lodges an Appeal

DENPASAR

Denpasar District Court stated that the British woman, who was sentenced death because of her attempt to smuggle US$ 2,5 millions cocaine to Bali, will lodge an appeal.

Lindsay June Sandiford was sentenced guilty last week, and she had ruined the image of Bali as tourist destination as well as weakened the government drugs prevention program.

The official of the court, Gede Ketut Rantam stated that he had received the claim for appeal through the Head of Residential Institution Class II-A Denpasar in which Sandiford (56) is serving her sentence.

Sandiford said that she was forced to carry the drugs by a group that had threatened to hurt her children.

Meanwhile, Huffington Post UK reported that Sandiford will claim the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) due to failure in supporting her to appeal the death penalty verdict.

Harriet McCulloch, an investigator from Reprieve Human Rights Institution, said that death penalty (capital punishment) means, “all without advantage (capital) will be punished. Poverty that lashes Lindsay means she will get capital punishment after unfair judicature. “

“FCO have to take action immediately and guarantee that she will not lost her chance to appeal the verdict,” McCulloch said.

FCO spokesman stated that they have discussed this case with the Indonesia government, including Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, but they will continue helping through diplomatic channels.

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